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    December 3, 2012
    7:00 - 8:59am PST  

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a weekend storm triggers a
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massive sinkhole in this la fayette neighborhood. thank goodness, it's not raining now but there's a one system in the pipeline that will give us some rain. we'll tell you how much. a chp patrol car flips over during a high speed chase in the east bay. what we've just learned about injuries. >> reporter: we're live in the castro district where the u.s. supreme court is deciding on gay marriage. what they may or may not decide today. well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm core tori campbell -- tori campbell bell. tori-- tori campbell. topping our news, three storms have battered the reason gin since wednesday morning. all of the rain and wind we've had, still causing sob problems this morning even though --
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some problems this morning even though it's clear outside. we begin our storm coverage with ktvu's alex savidge. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of repair work to do out here. la fayette creek runs underneath this street. it flooded. that's us what caused the roadway to -- that's what caused the roadway to collapse. crews will be using this heavy equipment to execute the sinkhole created yesterday, dig debris out from the creek that overflowed yesterday. it was late in the afternoon on sunday, when the soil eroded and the pavement out here just gave way. utility lines that were impacted, a gas line had to be capped, and suerers created a -- sewers created a bypass.
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now, the cause of this collapse was a pipe that diverts creek water. neighbors told us they could hear it go. >> it sounded like a big thud. a big really, heavy -- it shook the ground. it was a big boom. >> reporter: so now the city is working on a long-term fix out here for this area, perhaps they will put in some sop find kind of -- some kind of a rack so they can catch a lot of the debris that tends to run down the creek when they get a heavy rain storm. this repair work will take several months. a new bridge will likely not be built until the spring. and mountain view drive that connects a lot of folks in the neighborhood to downtown la fayette will remain closed. so an inconvenience for people who live in the area. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, alex. 7:03. residents in napa still county
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still closely watching the napa river. but there's good news -- the river is expected to stay below flood stage. several roads cover a peach orchard and several other vineyards were flooded. >> deer park, silverado, pretty flooded, where the peachtrees are. >> reporter: and st. helena, recorded almost 4 inches of rain in just 24 hours. the flood warning for the russian river has been canceled. forecasters say it will not jump over the banks near guerneville. sonoma county opened an emergency operations center just because of flooding after the daker it passed. 7:03. pg&e expects to restore power today to most of the areas experiencing outages from yesterday's storm. the utility has returned power to another 200 customers in the past two hours. the north bay and east bay
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regions now have 625 without power and the east bay, 595 and the south bay, 655, still in the dark. police say a chase started hen they tried to stop a car speeding in san jose. it turns out the suspect, 27- year-old rohilio pena, ran on foot. he was caught and arrested. also, two chp officers are recovering after flipping their cruiser during a high-speed pursuit at the altamont pass. it happened on 580 eastbound. we'll have a report on this at 7:0. big story. just about a half-hour ago, the u.s. supreme court released today's list of cases it will
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review in the upcoming term. california's proposition 8 is not on that list. ktvu's brian flores is in san francisco to tell us what that means for same-sex marriage here in california. >> reporter: hi, dave, good morning. it appears for now that opponents of proposition 8 will have to wait until the end of the week for any decision on this from the u.s. supreme court. we were waiting to hear some decision. but it appears the supreme court will at least delay it until about friday, though. the key was whether the prop was gonna be on their cases. now, if that happens, that means the decision won't come until june. this postpones any decision until later this week. come friday morning, we'll be at this to see if the supreme court agrees with the lower court on whether gay marriage is unconstitutional or if they will keep prop 8 as voted on
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back in 2008. a lot of reac-- a lot of reaction from the castro district. we'll stay on this. back to you. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could mean for same-sex marriage in california. 7:06. we want to check in with tara, in for sal. it's pretty slow, tara? >> yes. but it does get better in partly sunniton -- get better in pleasanton. it's really slow on the curve there. westbound as you make your way towards concord, your commute looking a little slow. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see it's a parking lot right now. the metering lights have been on for about an hour. definitely slow into san francisco this morning. give yourself extra time. finally, in the south bay, 208 at the 880 interchange, you can
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see the head lites are 280 northbound, stop and go over the past 15 minutes. here's steve. >> thank you, tara. a very good colder morning. 38, 39. a little bit of a break today. much colder pattern. not only that, but some incredible rain totals. don't want to forget fog popping up on highway 37. some really thick fog there, thanks to owen and bubba, up in petaluma, he said very, very foggy. lompico, 13, middletown, 12.25. oakmont, 9.50. kentfield, 9.50. danville, our oner there, 7.03.
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and tom in blossom hill, 5.75. i think santa clara had 4.25. so san jose did not report that much rain. but everybody around them had doubled their amount. i'm wondering if there's a spiderman in the rain wage. a little bit of a -- rain gauge. a little bit of rain will move in for tuesday in the north bay. and then for everybody on wednesday. this rain is will -- rain will stall out on us and then we'll start to go into a colder pattern biteth. there's bitterly cold air in alaska and -- alaska and today's not bad. 39 napa. they were 38. a lot of low 40s. upper 30s, about 15, 20 degrees colder than what he wu sat a this time -- than what we saw
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this time last week. there is a lot of moisture. a lot of that is trending to the north. mostly sunny, partly sunny. patchy, thick fog. 50s and 60s on the temperatures. clouds increase tuesday, rain starts in the north bay. kind of colds up and then makes it for everyone else. it will fall apart as it heads towards mondayty done dash monterey. i would say get ready to bundle up by the weekend. >> thank you, steve. 7:09. as steve mentioned, we are gating a break in the rain. but the bay area is still feeling the effects of the latest series of storms and that includes a marin county school that's closed today. white hill middle school in fairfax suffered significant flooding damage in several classrooms and in the library, the principal also says much of the campus is covered in mud. school officials have not decided when the classes will
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resume. b.a.r.t. is running on time and on schedule. but yesterday, there were two power failures that shut down service. the first one was 9:15. the electrical failure halted b.a.r.t. service and prevented b.a.r.t. from communicating passengers. they were sending updates through twitter. the power was restored about an hour later. then a second power outage hit around 2:00 in the afternoon. but the power was restored in about 15 minutes. b.a.r.t. says they are not sure if that problem was caused by the big storm. now, we have complete stormwatch coverage online for you. on the stormwatch tab of ktvu.com. , you can find video and our stormtracker2. on the photos tab, check out the viewers' pictures of the storm damage all over the bay area. >> there were a lot of traumatic pictures. >> yes. >> a lot of damage. 7:11. sharpen those pencils. the school day about to get a
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there's some thick fog, a little bit in the east bay and north bay. new this morning, secretary of state, hillary clinton, warning that there is a redline for the united states if syria uses chemical weapons in their its civil -- in its civil war. >> i'm not ga that telegraph this any specifics what we would do in the event of -- i'm not gonna telegraph this any
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specifics what we would do in the event they use chemical weapons against in own people. >> the conflict in syria, expected to top the agenda today during vladimir putin's visit to turkey. during those talks, turkey will probably argue for tougher requirements for bashar assad. it is 7:14. we were hoping to get some answers this morning, but as we just reported, the waiting game continues for same-sex couples hoping to get married here in california. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the u.s. supreme court is keeping them guessing for a few days. >> reporter: just about 45 minutes ago, the justices released a list of cases they are going to be considering
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this term and still no mention of same-sex marriages. they are going to talk about it again on friday and rae re-- and -- and release another set of records -- orders. the justices have been asking to review proposition 8. now, san francisco city officials were getting ready to perform weddings as early as tomorrow in case the court decided not to take up the proposition 8. a lower court overturned the law and supporters are hoping the supreme court will let that decision stand. >> we're prepared for the crowd that we had in 2004 and 2008. and again, we will just be open and ready for anyone who wants to come and get married. >> reporter: the justices are considering several challenges to a federal law that limits benefits for same-sex couples. these are very cop plex cases and the justices might want more time to talk about --
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complex cases and the justices might want more time to talk about them. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:16. with less than a month to go, it appears that congress is no closer from keeping the country from going over the fiscal cliff. the ball, timothy geithner's comments -- >> i i was -- i was flabbergasted. i said you can't be serious. >> if congress fails to act by the end year, tax rates will go up for everyone and across the
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board spending tax. a new legislative session will start today. democrat are allowed to raise taxes with little fear of republican opposition. but leaders say they are gonna avoid doing that since voters just passed prop 30. republicans, as well as governor brown, will be watching. this month, the state is going to pay public schools and community colleges, the 1.9 billion it owes them. it is money that should have been paid out for over the summer but it was deferred until january. >> now, thanks to proposition 30, the state won't have to wait until then and then the schools will get another payment. students in five states will be spending more time in school. select schools in colorado,
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connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee, are scheduled to announce today, they are adding 300 hours of class time to the calendar. officials have not said whether they plan to make the school days locker or extend the year. supporters say this will help -- longer or extend the year. supporters say this will help struggling students. muni and other transit agencies are considering a controversial fare rate, how much money the passengers earn. according to "the examiner" some say they don't think it's fair that some have to pay $64 and seniors are paying $22 for the new fare. 7:19. last night, president obama honored some iconic performers at the white house. he joked they have no business being on the same stage
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together. the president congratulated the seven honorable people for their lifetime contributions to american culture through the performing arts. -- was at the honorees' dinner. there's david hoffman, dustin hoffman and the surviving members of led zeppelin. and there were ballerinas. 7:19. don't put your umbrellas away just yet. steve paulson says more rain is heading our way. he will tell us when to expect and rain. and the tunnel collapse on a major highway in japan. what investigators say probably caused it. here you go little man.
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in japan, at least nine feel are dead, seven others still missing after a portion of a three-mile tunnel collapsed on a major highway. it happened yesterday about 50- mile west of tokyo. investigators say bolts used to secure concrete slabs to the tunnel ceiling were missing. a medical of the coast guard is dead, another -- a member of the coast guard is dead, another hurt. their boat was rammed by another boat with no lights. two were thrown in the water by
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the impact. horn suffered traumatic head injuries and died. two suspects were detained. tonight in san jose, the public's invited to a meeting about a search for a new police chief. now, during the meeting city officials will ask for ideas about what qualities should be considered for choosing candidates of the meeting is due to begin at 6:0 at the mayfairer community center. 6:30 at the mayfairer community center. 7:24. and we join tara once again. you are seeing some congestion in the east bay. >> yeah, in some areas where we
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don't see it and some areas where we always see it. slow going through livermore right here. 580 westbound and also right here, this is 880 southbound, through hayward and union city. up in contra costa county, antioch area, you have that slow going mess here on highway 4 through pittsburg and that's typically the case. all right. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, you can see the traffic is really backed up here. you are gonna need an extra 20 minutes to get into san francisco this morning. 101 in san jose, this actually doesn't look too bad. usually we see a lot of brake lights here. here's steve. thank you, tara. good morning. up into the north bay, lakeville highway, highway 37, some thick fog and that can be really bad there and petaluma, napa, santa rosa. some of the rain totals --
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santa rosa, so far, almost 13.50. average is 7.43. san francisco, now remember this number, 7.92. that's what's going down in the books. 9.9 -- 7.92. i don't know what's going on in san jose, 3.91. everybody's over but you can find double -- almost triple the amounts in san jose. this is from mike who keeps awesome records in san francisco. i believe him 101%. sunday, 1.36. it's the hardest he's seen it rain. five-day total was 4.59. his seasonal total is 9.42. almost an inch and a half more than what's going down in the books. you can see the discrepancies sometimes in areas that are not that far apart. some people -- i think i would lean on the heavier totals. today is a dry monday. thank goodness we have some fog returning. rain returns to the north bay
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on thursday. this system is not as long as the last three. but it will still give us maybe .25 to maybe 1.50. could be 2 the farther north you go. the system out here is tapping into more warm air. we have a good 15, 20 degrees colder. napa, 37, 41 narefield. concord -- fairfield. concord. it's definitely chilly. the trend is your friend. why would you not go with the rain? i am and that will be on tuesday. today, we get the break. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. 50s and 60s. everyone really, really close here on the highs. maybe a tad warmer. just a wee bit.
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the rain drags across to wednesday and then we clear it out thursday and friday of the and then it looks much -- friday. and then it looks much colder. >> ready for that,er tofully. >> i -- ready for that, tori? >> i think so. what happened between a dolphin and a little girl at seaworld and how the park is responding. >> reporter: a chp patrol car flips over in the middle of the freeway. why the officers involved are frying to stop the -- are trying to stop the chase.
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involved in the crash and they were both riding in the patrol car that flipped over in the middle of the freeway. it happened at 3:00 this morning. both officers are okay. one was treated at the hospital for a minor head injury. the other one was fine and this happened around 3:20 this morning at the altamont pass between the greenville road and north flynn exit. the officers were trying to pull over a drive who had been speeding in the livermore area. that driver refused to stop and lead the -- and led the officers on a chase. that's when the officers lost control of the car and flipped it over. again, in the altamont pass. they say pursuits like this are a necessary part of the job sometimes. >> we're trained to do that. we do the best job we can. in some of these incidents, unfortunate things happen, our officers are thankfully okay. >> reporter: eventually another
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chp patrol car was able to stop that speeding car near tracy. the driver and passenger were arrested. the chp is investigating the crash and they are investigating why -- the possible reasons the drive refused to stop in the first place. back to you. a man is in jail after leading police on an overnight high speed chase from san jose to oakland. [ sirens ] >> now, the chp says the driver got on interstate 880 towards oakland, he would not stop for a traffic violation. the chase lasted several miles. he was finally stopped by spike strips on moraga avenue near mountain view cemetery in piedmont. all lanes have re-- have reopened on highway 580 involving a big rig and pedestrian. the chp says the pedestrian was hit and killed around 8:0 last night on westbound 580 near the
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hare bore way exit. authorities -- harbor way exit. authorities say the driver is cooperating. the identity of the victim has not been identified. police are looking for the suspects in a deadly home invasion in the south bay. ktvu's janine de la vega is in the north bay where it all happened with more. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning. it does appear that somebody is home here at the mansion where this homicide took place earlier this morning, we saw somebody turning the lights on and off. investigators spent the weekend trying to track down leads in finding this suspect. here's the man police are looking for. he's described as white or latino, between 23 to 24 years old, he's around 6'" -- 6 feet tall and skinny with black hair and dark eyes. investigators say that man and several others broke into this
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multi-million dollar home. when officers arrived, they found the house was ransackened and the body of a man. his wife was beaten. he's the owner of the historic mountain winery. he also owned -- owned western cell cue lar. it's unknown if they were targeted or if this was a random home of-invasion robbery. home-invasion robbery. police want anyone who might have information about the victim or if anyone recognizes the suspect in that sketch to call them. we're also trying to get police to call us back. we're being told detectives are supposed to be in the office at 8:00. so we're hoping to have answers then. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. this morning, lawyers for the family of oscar grant will have an appeals court for
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permission to sue b.a.r.t. police officers. oscar grant was shot and killed by b.a.r.t. police officer johannes mehserle on the platform of the fruit vail station back on new year aday in 2009. at 9:00, two civil rights lawyers will argue before the 9th sir coit court of appeals that b.a.r.t. police should not get legal immin tu from this lawsuit filed bay the -- ill munty from this lawsuit filed by the the -- immunity from this lawsuit filed by the family of oscar grant. coming up at 7:47, how the kansas city chiefs and their community responded to the jovan belcher tragedy. four people including three firefighters are still in the hospital this morning after a serious accident in other rin da. it happened on -- orinda. it happened on eastbound 24 near wilder road.
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it all started when an suv crashed into the center divide. while one of the drivers and three firefighters were standing on the right shoulder, another suv lost control pushing another car into them. they were all rushed to the hospital with major injuries. the weekend storm brought major problems to the south bay and that had actuallity workers and law enforcement working overtime. a man, woman and child were were stuck in their car after flooding on east capital and mantague expressway. crews were busy pumping water out of pumps. many people have started to stock up on sandbags to prepare for the next storm. we're getting a lot of rain. it rained quite hard overnight. you know how storms are, they are very unpredictable. i would say we're in very good condition to tackle the next storm. rain is predicted to hit the
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south bay tomorrow night and wednesday. well, tori, heavy rains flooded a mobile home park in vallejo. it happened early yesterday morning at newell's about a mile south of six flags park. a creek that surrounds this mobile home park overflowed. some of the homes in front of that were damaged. there was three feet of water coming down the street. i tried to walk across to check on neighbor. i almost had my feet knocked out from under me. 7:37. concerns over a staffing shortage at san jose's waste water treatment plan will be cubbed today -- will be discussed today. the city says a fourth of its technician positions are vacant. later, the problem will be submitted to the transportation
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and environmental committee. we get to talk about the traffic problem now. >> a two-car crash at the hilltop drive northbound onramp. we'll lel will let you know if -- we'll let you know if that impacts traffic. at the bay bridge we still have a lot of gridlock here. we have a stall we want to mention at the treasure island offramp. a blue pickup causing more delay. finally, along the east shore freeway, you can see that really, really congested here. on my maps, it's showing solid red. pretty much past richmond all the -- all wait down here. definitely give yourself some extra time there. mostly sunny, partly cloudy, a little bit of fog and muff, much colder -- much, much
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colder. forecast, still going to give us rain. by the weekend, i think we go into a pattern change t will be a colder one and windy one for us with snow in the sierra. first, sun, clouds, patchy fog. the rain totals are incredible. kentfield, between wednesday and sunday, 9.50. yountville, 9.13. danville, 7. blossom hill 5.75. there were over a foot eightals. lompico, 1. 13.50, cazadero. middletown inlake county, 12.25. mt. diablo had 12.75. not too shapby the we need a break. we're getting it today. the next system will give us rain, the heavier amounts will be to the north.
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the rain returns on tuesday and it will carry us into wednesday. we'll have to keep an eye on things for the north bay. after that, the pattern changes. thursday and friday look okay. livermore is now 39 degrees. 37 napa. patchy fog, popping up. some of that very thick especially along the heir. you can see the system, it's tapping into lower latitude moisture. it holds a lot more even though it's tracking to the north. our cloud and rain forecast, i think they will be upping the amounts on this in the next 12 hours. tuesday morning, maybe some light rain to the north. no big deal. i think it will be fine on tuesday morning. light rain in the north bay, a little bit starts to move its way south. most of us will have to wait until overnight wednesday. there it is by 6:00 a.m., this will be stronger. i do believe. by noon, it will be gone and then we'll start to see clearing takes place. this is not a big system.
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it's the weakest of the four. mostly sunny, partly cloudy, patchy fog, high clouds, mainly to the north. they will be increasing later on. we get a break today. 50s, upper 50s, very low 60s. maybe 64 san jose or gill i roy. clouds increase tuesday. rain in the north -- gilroy. clouds increase tuesday and rain this north. brew tat tally -- brutally cold air in alaska. 7:41. at seaworld in florida, a dolphin bites and 8-year-old girl. the girl's father caught it on video and posted it on youtube. the dolphin bit the girl as she was feeding it a piece of fish. the girl was not seriously hurt. the parents posted it online because they want sea world to make some changes. >> a couple of things, maybe have a different way to feed the dolphins, have a different type of container and --
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container. what is moving the markets this morning and how are online sales stacking up so far this season? and spreading the faith through tweet. the biggest challenge the pope will face once he opens his own twitter account.
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an unexpected contraction. u.s. builders increase construction in october by the largest amount of five months
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led by a surge in housing. the dow is down 13. the nasdaq is up. s&p is up 1. the auto industry is reporting strong sales in november. ford sales sales rose 6.5% tanks for strong demand for the pickup trucks and the hybrid. general motors reported its best november sales since 2007 with a 3% increase over last year and chrysler says the said -- said the sales jumped 14%. shoppers spent more than $20 billion online during november and that is a new record. it's up 15 passengers from last year. but the shopping season appears to have dried up quickly after cyber monday and the same pattern happened last year. smartphones, tablets and digitals are the fastest- growing categories this year. bank of america is putting off an increase for monthly
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fees for a month. the paper says the new fee also not be put into place nationally until late next year. 7:46. new reports at delta -- that delta airlines wants to buy a share in britain's virgin atlanta. singapore airline owns 49% and wants to sell. delta's bids to by it, well -- to buy it, those talks broke down over the price. the contract talks between the workers and the shippers between at the los angeles and
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long beach airports have resumed. dock workers refused to cross picket lines. pour people were found -- four people were found shot to death -- shot do death outside of a home in southern california. police say four people were found dead outside of what appeared to be a boarding house. the investigation continues this morning as to why an nfl player killed himself and his girlfriend. police say he shot his girlfriend and then went to the chief's training facility where he shot himself in front of his coach and general manager. the team decided to play their game against the panthers yesterday. the chiefs won but some fans there should not have been a
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game at all. >> they should have canceled it, yeah, out of respect and reschedule it later on in the season. >> friends say belcher and his girlfriend did argue about normal couple's stuff. they did not see this coming. the couple had a 3-month-old daughter. katt williams was arrested yesterday in seattle. police say he was fighting with an employee at a bar. the day before he was caught on tape slapping an employee at a target store in sacramento. and then days before that, he had a run-in with police after almost running down five pedestrians. he had a very public meltdown on stage at the oracle arenena next month. later on today, nhl players
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will -- will meet and try to end the lockout. the owners will not be there. this comes four days after federal mediation failed. 7:49. the pope is joining the twitter nation. the vatican announced today that pope benedict has his own twitter handle and will start to tweet december 12th and he will be doing it in six languages. this may be a challenge known for his hefty vol ums on -- volumes on theology. the pope already has more than 86,000 followers. the first ever text message was sent 20 years ago today. an engineer used a computer terminal to send the messing a -- message merry christmas in
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1972. although it is using -- losing popularity with sales. but it is the most used. representatives from google and other high-tech companies will be fighting possible new internet regulation us. they are all part of the conference in due by. this group is worried that russia, china and other middle eastern countries will be pushing for tighter web restrictions. nasa is expected to give an update on the mission to mars later today. this will be happening in san francisco at the annual fall meeting at the annual geo goes physical meeting -- geophysical meeting. they will be given the mars rover update. nine minutes before 8:00, a
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new multi-million dollar sports complex could be coming to san rafael. more on deet is -- more on the decision the city council faces tonight. and also the mayor of detroit is in san francisco. he's settling a bet. what he will be doing today more than a months after the giants win the world series.
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6:00. the golden state warriors hope fans bring toys with them to the game tonight. you are asked to bring a new, unranked toy. the first 400 fans to donate before the game will receive a limited edition golden state warriors photo. the giants swept the tigers in the world series back in october. now detroit's mayor is coming to mayor to -- to san francisco to settle the bet with mayor lee. the two mayors vowed that the winner would tour -- would give a tour of the city and meet with kids from the junior giants' baseball program. i'm glad bing is making good on that bet.
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>> yeah. he's a former star himself. tara, you are saying the commute is okay. >> yeah. so far so good, we have a couple of fender-benders out there. we have an incident in san francisco, 101 northbound at the cesar chavez offramp. we have a two-car crash that's blocking one lane there. right now we're gonna look at the bay bridge. you can see this is gridlocked. you will be definitely waiting in it for a couple of minutes. the metering lights are on. the reason i've been showing you this, nice commute into san francisco. 280 at the 880 split, we have a lot of traffic here. 280 northbound is the bottom portion of your screen there and then also on that sort of left to right -- that's the 880, we're also seeing some congestion there as well.
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7:56. here's steve. all right, tara. mayor bing, i saw you play at cofelt hall. we have some fog around. it's popping up close to the city, parts of the north bay and east bay. it's colder out there this moring. it will be a mostly sunny day. we have money more time that's going to come in. that will be -- we have one more system that's going to come in. a few mid 60s. thank you, steve. 7:56. a close call for some people in napa county. why the flooding was not as bad as many feared and where the water is still causing problems. >> reporter: remare work will continue later on today here in la fayette after the huge sinkhole opened up.
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strong storms battered the entire region since wednesday morning. hundreds of people have no electricity. there are flooding concerns in many areas. let's start first with the stormwatch coverage. alex savidge in la fayette, where the big sinkhole is you've been telling us about since 4:30 this morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. this sinkhole compromised a number of utility lines and crews had to work very quickly to put fixes in place. workers out here tell me what they are doing right here is pumping waste from one side of the sinkhole to the other side so they can bypass a broken sewer line. this roadway collapsed late yesterday. this is la fayette creek that runs underneath mountain view drive and it flooded because of heavy rain. the problem was the pipe that diverts creek water under the roadway got backed up with
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trash and debris that ran off during the storm. several underground lines were damaged, including a gas line that had -- that had to be capped immediately. there was also a 12-inch water main that came close to rupturing. and crews say if that line had gone, things could have been worse. >> if that breaks it, the asphalt is there and then there will be a million gallons of water. >> that was a concern all day long. we were watching it slowly -- closely and prepared to evacuate if need be. >> reporter: mountain view drive will remain closed, for now, an inconvenience for neighbors. the city will be working to install long-term fixes for the flooding problem, perhaps a rack when rains were heavy over the weekend. as we come back out here live. the city manager tells me that crews will be using this heavy
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equipment so they can dig debris over the creek and try to make sure this sinkhole is entirely secure before more work continues. coming up at -- mup at -- chp cruiser crashes during a high-speed pursuit in the altamont pass. we have a report own the scene. we will join us shortly to explain how the crash happened and information on the two officers' condition. we will you have information on a high-speed chase that ended in the backyard of a home in campbell overnight. police say it started when they tried to stop a car speeding in san jose. it turns out the suspect, 27-
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year-old pe in. a of san jose was driving a stolen car. after pena crashed, they say he ran on foot. police are searching for a man who robbed a shell station overnight on washington. police say the man with a hooded sweatshirt pretended to have a gun and demanded money from the clerk. as we mentioned, the chp cruiser crashes during a high- speed spur suit in the altamont pass. allie rasmus is live to explain how the crash happens and the officers' condition. >> good morning. right now we're on interstate 580. this crash happened around five miles east of us. now, there were two chp officers who were involved in this crash. both of those officers were in
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the vehicle you see there that had to be flipped over. both officers are okay. their patrol car -- patrol car flipped during ally speed chase. the chase started around 5:30 between the greenville exit mit misdemeanorle of the -- exited in middle of the pass. that driver refused to stop. the chp sergeant said -- that we talked to this morning said she's just flash flood there were not many cars on the road and that no one was seriously hurt. that's the primary concern that we have is that people are not harmed in these situations and continuing to provide that safety for the public is the -- is the important factor. another car was able to stop that speeding driver near tracy. the driver and passenger were
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arrested. the chp is still investigating the crash and also investigating why the driver who led them on the chase refused to stop them in the first place. 8:04. residents in napa county are still closely watching the napa river but there's some good news. the river is expected to stay below flood stage. several feet of water covered a peach orchard, several other road and vineyards were -- roads and vines were -- vineyards were flooded. own one of the areas that received the most -- one of the areas that received the most area, mount st. helena. the flood warning for the russian river has been canceled. forecasters now say it will not jump its banks near guerneville. sonoma county had opened an
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emergency operation center. people still have no electricity. but pg&e is hoping to have it back for them soon. about 2,000 people have no electricity. in the east bay, 595, in the south bay, about 565 dangerous -- customers. the north bay, 525 and up in the santa cruz mountains, about 240. we're told the peninsula and san francisco just a handful there. 8:05. we want to economic in with tara who says there is a problem, a hazard in the north bay. >> that's right. we have a downed telephone pole. true -- crews are on the way, it's blocking the roadway. we'll let you know if it impacts traffic. right now we're gonna take a live look at the 880 split. this has really gotten worse. it started off kind of bad and 280 northbound traffic on the bottom portion of your screen.
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we were having a nice commute, but it caught up with us here. finally, at the bay bridge toll plaza, you can see that those metering lights are on. we have a wait back to the maze. east shore freeway looking busy. here's steve. put on your thinking caps. i'm gonna throw a lot of rain stats at you here real quickly here. sometimes there's a huge discrepancy. what happens, just a few areas apart. let's take a look here. sunday rain stats, these are from michael polanski, who keeps really good records. 1.36 for sunday, 24-however total. 9.42 for the season. remember that. the official number that goes down in the books at san francisco is the one that goes
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down. the weather service uses it. 7.92. our observer, 9.42 and ed walsh says i'm out in the outer sunset and i keep great records, too, 9.36. look at the difference. this is what goes down in the climatology books. these are pretty far apart if you are in the city. just saying. just one guy talking. you can find the same thing down towards san jose. some areas are double, triple the amount coming in. it just depends on location, also enhancement with some of the coastal areas. some of the totals coming in. lompico, 13.50. josh in leightonville up in mendocino county. cazadero, 13. mt. diablo 10 plus and oakland on highway 12. we get a break today. there is a lot of fog starting to pop up. i noticed that. there's not much earlier. we get a break. the next system will give us rain. it's a dry monday but fock has
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been forming. mostly sunny, partly sunny. rain returns to the north bay and then it will slide south late tuesday into wednesday. after that, the pattern will change. 40s on the terps -- 40s on the temperatures. a good 15, 20 degrees cooler than we saw from the warm system. look at this. it's tapping into a lot of moisture. i still say that brings us rain. mostly sunny, patchy fog. otherwise high clouds and then forecasted highs, very, very -- i mean, coast, bay, inland, north bay. peninsula, south bay. it won't matter. after wednesday, the bigger news -- we get the rain into wednesday but this is all four systems coming in. a nice day, thursday, friday and then i think we go into a cold pattern with snow in the sierra. >> we're getting a little bit of the rain but the bay area is
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still recovering from several powerful storms. that includes a marin county school closed. there's a lot of flood stage in several classrooms and in the -- a lot of flooding in several classrooms. yesterday, there were two power failures. one at 9:15, an electrical failure halted b.a.r.t. service. it also prevented b.a.r.t. from communitying with passengers. so they sent updates via twitter. power was restored an hour later and then a second power outage hit to the same system. it was restored in 15 minutes. b.a.r.t.'s not sure if the storm was the cause. we have complete coverage at ktvu.com on the storm tab. you will find video and ure
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ra little bit of patchy fog -- a little bit of patchy fog.
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mostly sunny, partly cloudy. rain returns to the north bay on tuesday. all right. we have some breaking news. buckingham palace says prince william and the duchess of cambridge are expecting a baby. their first. ever since they got married, there's been speculation about when they would have their first child and the duchess has made it no secret that they with like to have a family. so once again, the news has just crossed the wires that the prince and katherine are expecting a baby. no word on a due date. secretary of state, hillary clinton is warning there is a red line for the united states if syria uses chemical weapons in its civil war. >> i'm not gonna telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the -- that the
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assad regime has restored to using -- resorted to using chemical weapons against its people. during president putin's visit to turkey, they will discuss the crisis. thousand this moring, the u.s. supreme court has delayed its decision on whether to finally make a decision on same- sex marriage. alison burns in our washington, d.c. newsroom with this morning's big developments. alison? >> reporter: well, dave, first we thought we would hear something on friday. now early this morning. now we're waiting again.
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the justices will not meet again to talk about the same- sex marriage cases until friday. they've been asked to consider ten cases involving gay marriage laws. california's ban on same-sex marriage. now, san francisco city officials have told us they will be ready to perform weddings almost immediately if the court decides not to take up prop. a lower court overturned the law and supporters are hoping the supreme court will let that decision stand. we're prepared for the crowd that we had in 2004 and 2008 and again, we will just be open and ready for anyone who wants to come and get married. >> >> the justices are considering several challenges to a federal law that limits benefits for same-sex couples. we will certainly be staying on top of it for you and get the news when we receive it. alison burns, washington, d.c. 8:16 the with less than a
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month to go, congress seems no closer. timothy geithner says the ball is in the republicans' court. that's after he delivered a proposal from president obama but john boehner doesn't like it. >> i was just flabbergasted. i looked at him and i said, you can't be serious. >> if they are gonna force higher rates on virtually all americans because they are unwilling to let tax rates go up on 2% of americans, that's the choice they will -- they will have to make. >> if congress dodge act by the end of the year, tax cuts go up for everyone and across-the- board tax cuts go up.
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the state is going to pay public schools and community colleges the $1.9 billion it owes them. it's money that should have been paid out over the summer buts -- but was deferred. and in march, schools will get another payment of nearly $1 billion the state was going to defer until april. 8:17. students in five states will be in school longer. selected schools in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee are da to announce today that they are -- are due to announce today they are adding 300 hours of class
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time. the boy scout denied his eagle scout award because he's gay will be honored by state lawmakers. he was told just days before his 18th birthday he would not be given the eagle scout award, despite meeting the requirements. scouts have to be younger to get the highest award. well, today the state assembly and gavin new som will be honoring him because he spoke out. it is 8:18. last night, president obama honored some iconic performers of the white house who he joked have no business being on the same stage together. the president congratulated seven people honored for their lifetime contributions at the 135th -- 35th annual kennedy
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center. david letterman, and dustin hoffman, and the very talented bluesman buddy guy. and the surviving members of the led zeppelin. it's being called a miracle. how a couple in oregon, how they escaped when a massive tree -- massive tree crushed their car. steve paulson says more rain is on the way. >> and you can see that traffic is pretty bad here. we have an incident in dan ville to tell you about coming up. [ woman ] ring. ring.
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an auction featuring michael jackson's costumes raised more than $5 million. $245,000 was pay for the the jacket michael jackson wore during his "bad" dur and two of his crystal encrofted gloves sold more than -- foremore than $100,000. lady ga da bought 55 pieces in the ac-- lady gaga bought 55 pieces in the auction. some items are going to charity. it looks like john mcafee is still out there on the run from the law. there was a post on his blog saying he had been captured at
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the boarder of belees. he -- of belize. police are calling him a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor. mcafee says he fears the police want to kill him. 8:23. rescuers are call -- are calling it a miracle. an oregon couple walks away after a massive tree fell on their car. the 1 100--- the 100-foot tree fell on the car and they were rescued from the passenger side window. they were shaken up. but not seriously injured. >> they must have had a bright light flashing down on them. if you look, there is a space about a loaf of bread. how the husband survived is a miracle. we want to check in with
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tara. there is a serious accident in danville at a very busy intersection. >> this accident has just been downgraded to minor. we do have two pedestrians at tasa hara and blackhawk drive. an ambulance is on the scene. we think the, injuries are just minor now -- we think the injuries are just minor now. and the bay bridge toll plaza, you are gonna be waiting, sitting in it for an extra 10, 15 minutes, if you need to get into san francisco, the metering lights are on. 280, there we go. you can see that we do have a little bit of backup there. that's in the southbound direction. be aware of it. 8:25. let's check in with steve. >> and a very good morning.
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rain will move back in tomorrow and for everyone on wednesday, although this next system will be a little guy compared to the last three. still, sun, clouds, fog, dry, rain. tomorrow into the north bay. the weekend you are looking that far ahead. it's looking colder and windy. there's some brutally cold air. like 50 below and chicken. chicken alaska, dave. i'm not -- fowl weather up there. >> oh! [laughter] >> not bad today. some fog has been returning. i'm not surprised -- right when you think things are down, you get another surprise. 40s on the temperatures. a good 15, 20 degrees cooler than the lows. there is a lot of moisture there. mid latitude is holing a lot of moisture -- holds a lot of
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moisture. mostly sunny, patchy fog in the evening. higher clouds drifting in later on. 50s and 60s on the temperatures. not really much of a difference here. maybe a little warmer but the days are so short now without -- the angle of the sun is slow low. by about noon on wednesday, it should be on. thursday, friday, we get a break. all right, steve. 8:26. the high speed police chase from san jose to oakland. what happened just moments before that driver sped off and how police were able to stop him. and if you ride muni, there could be big changes on how much you pay and when it could take place. a search for suspects in the deadly home invasion robbery. how los gatos police open a police sketch will help -- los gatos police hope a sketch will help them catch the suspect.
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he's armed and dangerous. police are looking for suspects in a deadly home invasion in the south bay. janine de la vega is live at the los gatos police department. they have a new sketch that they hope are lead -- to -- they hope will lead to an arrest. we're at the police operations center -- >> reporter: we're at the police operations center. they are meeting at this hour about this case trying to track down leads in the case. let's go to a police sketch. the suspect is which or latino, around 23, 24, he's 6 feet tall, skinny with dark eyes. police say he and others broke into this home on friday and killed the 66-year-old man and
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beat his wife. investigators spent the weekend analyzing evidence gathered at the home. they've not released a motive in this case. this morning, someone left flowers at the front door. we tried contacting people inside but nobody answered and returned the call. i'm joined by the captain. can you tell me what -- what is new next move in this case? what have you been doing? >> we're being assisted by numerous other agencies to bring the task force together to follow up on any leads that we have at this time. >> is one of the challenges, the crime scene, it was such a huge mansion and a lot to go over? >> that's one of the challenges. the main ez residence was over 7,000 -- the main residence was over 7,000 feet and we were there 24 hours doing the
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initial investigation. >> have you talked to the wife? >> we've talked to her several times. we will continue to talk to her. she's traumatized and has been very helpful as our only witness. >> reporter: did re neek ris -- did she recognize any of the suspects -- >> we have the one sketch released. we are not releasing any other information on closing or masks. we just don't know. >> reporter: at this point, do we know this was a target or -- was a targeted or random crime? >> we really don't know at this point. it could be either way. we're just looking into every possibility keeping our mind open. >> reporter: thank you so touch, captain dave gravel. he's about to head back inside into that briefing to talk
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about what their next move is in trying to solve the homicide in more than 0 years in this area. janine de la vega, kut -- in more than 20 years in this area. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. [ sirens ] the chp says the driver got on interstate 8 0 towards oakland after failing to stop for a traffic violation. it lasted several miles before the driver got off the trip, spike strips were used to stop him on morago avenue near mountain view cemetery in piedmont. all lanes are reopened on 580 in richmond following a fatal accident. the chp says the pedestrian was hit and killed around 8:30 on westbound 580 near the haror way exit. authorities -- harbor way exit. authorities are looking into
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why the person was on the freeway. the identity of the victim was not released. lawyers for the family police shooting victim oscar grant will ask an appeals court for permission to sue b.a.r.t. police officers. oscar grant was shot and killed by b.a.r.t. police officer johannes mehserle on the platform of b.a.r.t.'s fruitvale station on new year's day. at 9:00 this morning, two civil rights attorneys will argue before 9th court of appeals in san francisco that b.a.r.t. police officers should not receive legal immunity against a civil south followed by the grant family. last week, a court ruled to let the suit go board but it was appealed to the 9th circuit court of appeals. brian flores is in san francisco right now on a story
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about what computers may be paying -- commuters may be paying for muni. >> reporter: this would be based on your income level and not your stage or -- age or disability. officials say ideally, they would like to see a system that cuts down on red tape. officials say they would like to see older adults that make more money to pay krien es-- increased fares. for senior citizens and the disabled, there wouldn't be much impact for the agency change. they would have to comply with the federal law, requiring a 50 passengers kiss, -- discount for them. some say it's a good idea. some say others -- >> i think the income level would be good. a lot of people are not working. so they might be mixed in with
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the income -- you know, a lower income bracket. but it would be nice to not have to pay as much as everybody else. >> i think so. i mean, typically, you hope the people are retired by now and having a lower price makes sense but maybe a discount for military. i notice they don't have that. they have disabled and elderly and children. >> reporter: of course you, the exact details on how -- of course, the exact details on how this will be accomplished have not been didn't. but they will have something on paper by early next year. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:35. four people including three firefighters still in the hospital this morning after a very serious crash in orinda. it happened yesterday morning on eastbound highway 24 near wilder road. it all started with an suv after crashing in the center
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divide. while one of the drivers and three firefighters were standing on the right shoulder. another suv lost control and pushed another car into them. all of them were rushed to the hospital with major injuries. that big weekend storm brought a lot of problems to the south bay and utility workers and law enforcement worked overtime. a man, a woman and a child were stuck in that car after flooding on east capitol on mantague expressway. people are pumping water out of parks. a lot of people living in milpitas started to stock up an sand -- on stand bags. >> you know how storms are, they are very unpredictable. i think we're in good condition to tackle the next storm. in mountain view, a tree tapled down in the apartment. there -- toppled down in one
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apartment. the rains are expected to hit tomorrow night and wednesday. heavy rains flooded the mobile home park in vallejo. it happened early yesterday morning in newell's city. a creek that surrounds the mobile home park overflowed. some of the homes in the path of the path were damaged. >> i tried to walk across to check on my neighbor and i almost had my neat knocked out from underneath me -- feet knocked out from underneath me. 8:37. concerns about a staffing shortage at san jose's waste water treatment plant will be discussed today. now a fourth of the technician jobs are vacant. later today, a report about the problem will be presented to the city council's transportation and environment committee. the public has been invited to a meeting tonight about the search for a new police chief
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for san jose. during that meeting, city officials will ask for ideas about what quality should be considered in evaluating candidates for the job. the meeting is due to begin at 67:30 at the mayfair community center. want to check in with tara again. >> there is a new accident on 680 southbound. there is a car blocking the lane there. it doesn't appear to be causing too much of a backup. right now we're gonna head outside and you can see the east shore freeway is pretty much a mess. i have red arrows that about all the way from the bay bridge up to richmond. so different yourself some extra time if you need to head west on interstate 80. up next we'll take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see there is a lot of traffic here. it's been like this since about 6:00 this morning. give yourself some extra time if you need to head into san
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francisco. 280 in san jose, the traffic is not looking so great. bunching up a little bit at the race street offramp. here's steve. thank you, tara. partly sunny, partly cloudy. high pressure, as weak it -- as weak as it may be, will be with us forian day -- for us for a day. over 5 for the almaden valley. a lot of high clouds today. a little bit of fog, rain for the north bay, tuesday, for everybody on wednesday. and they'll we see a pattern change. our lows have gone from 58, 59 to 48, 43. much, much colder. and because the colder air is
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in place, the clouds are beginning to increase. the moisture is -- the moisture is tapping into low platitude moisture. it is mainly tracking near us. we'll see a pattern change. we could go into a very pattern. wouldn't do much. this does help the sierra. it wouldn't be until the weekend. 50s, 60s, under partly sunny skies. temperatures really struggled. they hit their high for two minutes. clouds increase, rain tuesday in the north bay, for everybody late tuesday into wednesday. it's gone tuesday afternoon. thursday and friday look good and then i think we focus on -- focus our attention to that. >> okay. time now, 8:41. a bike lane battle in san francisco's golden gate park. who is angry and wants to shut
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that lane down. the big baby news from buckingham palace. and the repair to fix a huge sinkhole in the middle of the street. we'll tell you how heavy rain over the weekend triggered this collapse. +1 n valley,
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the u.s. supreme court released a list of cases it will review in the upmumming -- upcoming term. the ban on same-sex marriage is not on that list. now, the court will meet again on friday, we may find out then if they will take on the proposition 8 case. well, new this moring, england's prince william and kate middleton are expecting their first child. reportedly, it's been a tough pregnancy. the duchess of cambridge is having severe morning sickness. she's in the hospital in london. the new york times is reporting the palace did not plan to announce her pregnancy now but they thought was necessary after taking to the hospital -- after taken to the hospital. back here at home, two chp
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officers are recovering. their patrol car flipped over in the altamont pass. it happened around 3:00 this morning on 5 0 eastbound at the ail -- 580 eastbound. neither officer was seriously hurt. we're covering the damage done including a sinkhole in la fayette. it happened yesterday in mountain -- on mountain view drive. alex savidge has more. >> reporter: good morning. crews out here have finally fired up the heavy equipment and are trying to get this repair work all done here. well it should take several months. they have work to do today to dig out the debris. they are also pulling out big chunks of pavement from the sinkhole itself. that was all because of heavy rain. the creek that runs underthis roadway flooded and that caused the roadway to collapse. this is the la fayette creek that goes right under mountain
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view drive. the huge sinkhole compromised. a gas line had to be capped immediately. a sewerline was broken. it had to be diverted. there was also a 12-inch water main that came close to rupturing but it didn't. the pipe that diverts the creek water got backed up. >> a number of logs, a whole bunch of debris from upstream, came down the creek, plugged the culvert, the water had nowhere to go but over the top and it created and eddy, which eroded the soil. crews worked quickly to put some fixes in place last night. they used the line to pump waste from one side of the sink hole to another to bypass that broken sewer line. they were successful as far as that goes. but we are told at this point, the city manager is assaying that this work will take several months. it lick lie won't be until
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spring when they can rebuild this roadway. you can see they are just getting started this morning here. they have the excavator out. they are trying to get the debris out of the way. it will be many months before they can get all of this repair work done and get this roadway back open for people who live in the area. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. it's 8:47. a member of the coast guard is dead and another member hurt after their boat was rammed off the southern california coast. they were investigating reports of smuggling off. channel islands. their small boat was rammed by a larger smuggler vote operating without lights. terrell horn and another person were thrown in the water. horn suffered traumatic head injuries and died. his crew mate was treated for minor injuries. two suspects have been detained. four people were found shot to death outside of a home in southern california. the bodies of two men and two women were found early
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yesterday morning in north ring. police say the -- northridge. police say the victims were face down along an outer walkway from what appears to be a unlicensed boarding home. no arrests have been made. an investigation goes on in kansas city into the tragic murder/suicide of an nfl player and his girlfriend, the mother of his 3-month-old daughter. police say early saturday morning, jovan belcher of the kansas city chiefs shot and killed his girlfriend, then he drove to the chiefs' training facility where he shot himself right in front of his head coach and general manager. now, the team decided to play yesterday's game against the caroline that you panthers, the chiefs won the game but there's still some fans that thought the game should have been canceled. >> should have canceled it. rescheduled it later on in the season or something. >> friends say belcher and his girlfriend did argue about
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normal couples' stuff but they say they didn't see this coming. again, they had a 3-month-old daughter. more problems for katt comes, who was arrested -- kat williams -- katt williams. he was arrested for fighting with an employee in a bar. and before that, he was seen slapping an employee at a target. days before that -- before that, he had a run-in with police in downtown sacramento after almost running down five pedestrians. he was almost arrested in oakland. he had a very public meltdown on stage at or ray kell arena -- oracle arena. the nhl, the heads of the league and the players will not be at next meeting trying to resolve this lockout. the owners meet for the annual board of governor's meeting on
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wednesday. this is day 7 of the strike by clerical workers at the country's biggest port. but contracts have resumed in long beach and the port of los angeles. this has dramatically reduced unloading. a bike lane in golden gate park is still controversial. cyclists ride between parked cars and the sidewalk along one and a half miles of j.f.k. drive. transportation officials say drivers and cyclists now travel slower. the disability activities they say it cuts off their access to the sidewalk. so now they are thinking about taking legal action aimed at shutting down that bike lane. there is a new development in the central subway project. the chronicle reports that muni is ready abandon plans to big
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up parts of columbus avenue. muni wanted to do that to remove drills machines after the project. some neighbors didn't like that and filed a lawsuit. muni says it will remove the machines near the abandoned pagot -- pagota theater. bank of america is putting off monthly fees because they are testing a new fee structure in arizona, georgia and massachusetts. it's been charging between $6 and $25 a month depending upon the level of service and type of account. the paper says the new fees will not be put into place nationally until late next year. the pope is joining the twitter nation. the vatican announced today that pop benedict will soon have his own -- pope benedict will soon start to tweet december 12th. he will be doing it in six lanks. languages.
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his twitter handle will be -- he already has 80,000 followers and doesn't start tweeting yet. detroit's mayor is in san francisco today. the bet he's playing off and what it has to do with the world series. and tara will take a final look at the morning commute. it's a slow ride if you are on 880 in oakland.
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the fate of a controversial multi-million dollar soccer complex in san rafael may be decided. after more than seven years of research, officials will debate plans for a $6 million complex right near the san rafael airline -- airport. it would have an 86,000-square foot building with indoor soccer, a dance, and gymnastic area and a cafe with beer and wine. it would also have two outdoor turf fields. that meeting starts at 6:00. the golden state warriors hope fans bring toys with them to the game tonight. it's in support of the oakland mayor's community toy drive. you are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy of before the game tonight. the first 100 fans will receive a limited edition golden state photo for those who bring a toy. detroit's mayor is coming
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to san francisco to settle his friendly bet with san francisco mayor ed lee. mayor dave bing and mayor lee vowed that the leader of the losing team city would tour economic ventures and perform community service. the mayors will tour san francisco companies twitter and green start. then it is on to at&t park for another tour and a meeting with kids from the junior giants baseball program. i'm sure we'll be covering that ahead in later newscasts. tara's back. another accident in oakland. >> that's right. we have an accident blocking a lane on 880 northbound. if we take a look outside, we can see a live look at 880. look at that very, very slow gog as you are making your way towards downtown. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it has eased up. so your wait isn't as long. you are looking at an extra five minutes to get into san francisco right now. 280 in san jose, southbound traffic is still backed up at
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the race street exit. give yourself -- give yourself some extra time. here's steve. thank you. mostly cloudy, once the fog lifts we'll have a dry day. clouds increase tomorrow. rain will start in the north bay and sit there. this is not a very strong system. we'll still get rain on tuesday. and then everyone is on the -- is in on the rain. that's it in the series. it looks colder to me. >> and still rely no snow up in the sierra. >> no it was raining. >> snowfall is above 8,000 feet. this sunday it could get way down there. >> right but there's no precipitation at this point. >> right, not a lot. >> okay. >> thank you. that's our report this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu news. >> be sure to watch the news at noon with what the oscar grant family is going to do.
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